Fri, Nov 01, 2019 - 107 Views

What a SPOOK-TACULAR week in YK!!! We celebrated the holiday in style!! We kicked off the week by making Ghost Foam! We mixed up shaving cream and basking soda and it formed such a cool fluffy and cold mixture and we turned them into silly ghosts. The boys absolutely loved squishing this mixture in their hands and making different shapes with it. We also read The Halloween Hustle and danced the hustle once the book was over. We sang all of our favorite Halloween songs and had such a fun time dancing and singing around on the carpet. Next, we worked on our fine motor skills by making marshmallow mummies. The boys had to glue mini marshmallows to a mummy face and stick on sticker eyes. These spoooooky creations had everyone giggling. We also read There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pumpkin and the boys were enthralled in the story the whole time. Thursday was filled with celebration! We decorated foam pumpkins with our SK buddies and watched The Great Pumpkin. On Friday, we wrapped up our Down on the Farm unit with a classic Hoe down. The boys could not have looked more precious in the farmer attire. We got to listen to Mr. Hancock play the fiddle and participated in such fun centers. We made caramel apples, danced, bobbed for apples, had a bean bag toss, and played pin the tail on the donkey. It could not have been a more perfect and fun ending to one of our favorite units. We also have filled up our “pom pom jar” with pom poms so we got to celebrate our great behavior with a pizza party! Talk about a FUN FILLED week! In centers this week we played several festive games and focused on growing our gross motor skills. We had a mummy bucket toss with black ping pong balls, a witch’s hat ring toss, a jack-o-lantern bean bag toss, mummy bowling, and pin the head on the skeleton! The boys couldn’t have had more fun competing in these centers and grew in coordination each day. We had an amazing week of celebrating and learning and look forward to kicking off our Camping unit on Monday!!

Fri, Nov 01, 2019 - 100 Views

What a SPOOK-TACULAR week in YK!!! We celebrated the holiday in style!! We kicked off the week by making Ghost Foam! We mixed up shaving cream and basking soda and it formed such a cool fluffy and cold mixture and we turned them into silly ghosts. The boys absolutely loved squishing this mixture in their hands and making different shapes with it. We also read The Halloween Hustle and danced the hustle once the book was over. We sang all of our favorite Halloween songs and had such a fun time dancing and singing around on the carpet. Next, we worked on our fine motor skills by making marshmallow mummies. The boys had to glue mini marshmallows to a mummy face and stick on sticker eyes. These spoooooky creations had everyone giggling. We also read There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pumpkin and the boys were enthralled in the story the whole time. Thursday was filled with celebration! We decorated foam pumpkins with our SK buddies and watched The Great Pumpkin. On Friday, we wrapped up our Down on the Farm unit with a classic Hoe down. The boys could not have looked more precious in the farmer attire. We got to listen to Mr. Hancock play the fiddle and participated in such fun centers. We made caramel apples, danced, bobbed for apples, had a bean bag toss, and herded balloon animals with pool noodles pretending to be farmers wrangling up our stray animals into their pens. It could not have been a more perfect and fun ending to one of our favorite units. We also have filled up our “pom pom jar” with pom poms so we got to celebrate our great behavior with a pizza party! Talk about a FUN FILLED week! In centers this week we played several festive games and focused on growing our gross motor skills. We had a mummy bucket toss with black ping pong balls, a witch’s hat ring toss, a jack-o-lantern bean bag toss, mummy bowling, and pin the head on the skeleton! The boys couldn’t have had more fun competing in these centers and grew in coordination each day. We had an amazing week of celebrating and learning and look forward to kicking off our Camping unit on Monday!!

Fri, Nov 01, 2019 - 106 Views

What a SPOOK-TACULAR week in YK!!! We celebrated the holiday in style!! We kicked off the week by making Ghost Foam! We mixed up shaving cream and basking soda and it formed such a cool fluffy and cold mixture and we turned them into silly ghosts. The boys absolutely loved squishing this mixture in their hands and making different shapes with it. We also read The Halloween Hustle and danced the hustle once the book was over. We sang all of our favorite Halloween songs and had such a fun time dancing and singing around on the carpet. Next, we worked on our fine motor skills by making marshmallow mummies. The boys had to glue mini marshmallows to a mummy face and stick on sticker eyes. These spoooooky creations had everyone giggling. We also read There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pumpkin and the boys were enthralled in the story the whole time. Thursday was filled with celebration! We decorated foam pumpkins with our SK buddies and watched The Great Pumpkin. On Friday, we wrapped up our Down on the Farm unit with a classic Hoe down. The boys could not have looked more precious in the farmer attire. We got to listen to Mr. Hancock play the fiddle and participated in such fun centers. We made caramel apples, danced, bobbed for apples, had a bean bag toss, and herded balloon animals with pool noodles pretending to be farmers wrangling up our stray animals into their pens. It could not have been a more perfect and fun ending to one of our favorite units. We also have filled up our “pom pom jar” with pom poms so we got to celebrate our great behavior with a pizza party! Talk about a FUN FILLED week! In centers this week we played several festive games and focused on growing our gross motor skills. We had a mummy bucket toss with black ping pong balls, a witch’s hat ring toss, a jack-o-lantern bean bag toss, mummy bowling, and pin the head on the skeleton! The boys couldn’t have had more fun competing in these centers and grew in coordination each day. We had an amazing week of celebrating and learning and look forward to kicking off our Camping unit on Monday!!

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 - 113 Views

 

WHAT A WEEK IN YK!!!

We wrapped up our study of the five senses by studying taste! We read “I Hear a Pickle!” We discussed many things you can both taste and smell and had a very fun activity to kick the week off. We conducted a taste test using the following four flavors: salty, sweet, spicy, and sour. We used pretzels for the salty, chocolate chips for the sweet, red hots for the spicy, and pickles for the sour. Sweet and salty definitely stole the show and were the runaway favorites!

We had a blast in centers, as always! We used silly glasses and mirrors to focus on our sense of sight. We used instruments to focus on our sense of sounds. We used blocks and magnatiles on the light table to focus on our sense of touch. In the kitchen, we pretended to use our sense of taste by cooking up yummy pretend treats. Finally, we used our coffee bean sensory table to focus on our sense of smell!

Wednesday was our MUCH anticipated five senses party! We rotated to five stations and got 5 minutes at each fun station. Each station focused on a different sense and was led by a different teacher. The boys had so much fun it was difficult for them to pick which station they liked the best!

-The sense of taste station was quite a yummy time with Mrs. Ledlow. We mixed together different sweet and salty flavors (since they were their favorite after all) to create a delicious trail mix we got to taste and take home!

-The sense of smell center with Mrs. Smith was a mysteriously fun time! The boys had to sniff 5 mystery bags and guess what scent was in each and once everyone had guessed, the mystery was revealed. The bags were filled with hot chocolate, lemon juice, vinegar, pickle juice, and coffee beans. The wrinkling of noses was quite a spectacle and the boys loved guessing.

-The sense of sound was quite a rocking good time with Mrs. White and a clear favorite of many of the boys. They got to pick an instrument and rock out! They were ready to hit the road and make it big after this fun five minute jam session.

-The sense of touch was another delightful guessing game and the boys could not stop giggling as Ms Kinney had them feel balloons with mystery objects inside. The boys felt balloons filled with water, marbles, salt, corn kernels rice, and cotton balls and had to guess what was inside. Once everyone had guesses, the mystery was revealed!

-Finally the boys enjoyed trying on silly glasses and looking at themselves in the mirror with Ms Harris to celebrate their sense of sight. It never gets old seeing yourself in a funny pair of glasses and the boys were having a blast showing their friends their new silly looks.

This has been such a wonderful week celebrating what a blessing our five senses are to us and we cannot wait to begin our apple study next week! We look forward to seeing you all at conferences this Friday!

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